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A Programme for Danish universities and private companies Industry on Campus

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS ON RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 

Industry on Campus in Southern Germany are examples of formalised, long-term partnerships, which open up for new types of collaboration between research institutions and private companies.

Industry on Campus Partnerships in Southern Germany

Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg are international hotspots when it comes to innovation and technology. Industry on Campus partnerships and other long-term collaborations between research institutions and private companies are key elements.

Through our Industry on Campus platform, Innovation Centre Denmark engages with leading research and innovation partnerships in Southern Germany with the purpose to:


  • Exchange experience on long-term, formalised collaboration between universities, research institutions and private companies.

  • Learn about opportunities and challenges of different partnership models.

  • Establish closer relations and networks between Danish and German companies and research institutions/universities in the intersection between applied research, knowledge/technology transfer, and strategic investments in future product development.

  • Seek inspiration on how to strengthen research and innovation collaboration between public and private stakeholders in Denmark.
CENTRAL THEMES AND QUESTIONS IN RELATION TO INDUSTRY ON CAMPUS
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Partnership constellations

What type of research and collaboration are made possible through different partnerships between universities and private companies?
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Partnership initiation

Who reaches out to who to establish such a partnership? 
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Stakeholder management

Closed clubs or catalysts for collaboration between multiple stakeholders?
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Impact

What impact do Industry on Campus partnerships have and how can it be measured? 
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Ensuring arm’s length

How to ensure an arm’s length when working together in such comprehensive and to some extent privileged partnerships? 
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Financing and business models

How to ensure a sustainable business model for both universities and private entities? Who brings what in and takes what out from the partnerships?

WHy participate Expected output for the participants

  • Increased knowledge

    Increased knowledge of cooperation between research institutions and companies in Southern Germany. Inspiration on how to strengthen collaboration between research institutions in Denmark, including:

     - How companies in Southern Germany invest directly in research and key technologies

     - Shared researcher positions between companies and universities

     - Campus organisation and development - now and in the future

  • Opportunities and challenges

    Opportunities and challenges of various partnership models, including how to ensure freedom of research (including freedom of research methods) while conducting high-quality application-oriented research relevant to the companies involved.

  • Opportunity for closer relations and networking

    Opportunity for closer relations and networking between Danish and German companies and research institutions /universities in the interface between applied research, knowledge/technology transfer, and strategic investments in future product development.

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